Nature’s Sleep is a Florida based sleep company. They specialize in creating comfortable mattresses, pillows, toppers, and more. All with a focus on organic, natural, and healthy construction materials.
The Nature’s Sleep gel infused memory foam pillow is designed and manufactured to provide great support and cooling through the highest quality foams, cotton, gel, and other materials. Continue reading below for our full review or if you’re in a rush you can zoom to the bottom and read the review summary.
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The Nature’s Sleep gel infused memory foam pillow uses a custom molded memory foam. The foam is a custom creation developed by Nature’s Sleep called ViTex foam. It provides the same great pressure relief and support that you’d get with traditional memory foam, but has the added benefit of improved responsiveness (similar to what you’d see with a latex foam).
All of the materials within this pillow, including the foam, are certified with CertiPUR-US. This important distinction communicates that the pillow was manufactured with:
- No heavy metals
- No formaldehyde
- No PBDE flame retardants
- No ozone depleters
- Low VOCs (volatile organic compounds)
What makes this pillow unique is the infused gel. Traditional memory foam has the tendency to absorb heat during the night, resulting in a continual build up of heat where your head and neck are resting. The gel beads are infused into the memory foam when it’s poured, resulting in consistent gel infusion through the entire thickness of the pillow.
The gel infused memory foam reacts with the movement of the sleeper to provide consistent cooling. The process works like this:
- As you initially lay your head on the pillow the gel infused memory foam will contour and mold to the shape of your neck and head
- At this point the gel beads infused in the foam begin to immediately absorb excess heat
- As you move during your sleep the pillow will draw in and expel air, this process forces the heat out of the gel beads, resulting in a continual cycling of cool air being drawn in
The cover is a bit unique because it’s actually two covers. The interior cover is 100% cotton and serves as a basic wrap around the foam core, providing extra protection and increasing longevity.
The exterior cover is a cotton-poly blend (75/25 split). The outside cover can be removed and is 100% machine washable. Additionally, it is allergen resistant.
Pro – Cooling
As I mentioned above, the most unique and enticing attributes of the Nature’s Sleep gel infused pillow are the cooling features.
When it comes to cooling the Nature’s Sleep gel memory foam and gel infused memory foam pillows are amazing examples of what foam cooling should look like. Generally, when sleep companies describe a pillow or mattress as “sleeping cool” it really means it doesn’t “sleep hot”. However, Nature’s Sleep really takes it to the next level with this gel infused pillow. It actually sleeps cool, as opposed to just not getting hotter during the night.
The gel lowers the surface of the pillow by up to 3.5 degrees Fahrenheit. The result is a surface that feels cooler than the temperature of my face, neck, and head. If you have a tendency to sleep hot and really need a pillow that maximizes cooling it’s hard to go wrong here.
Pro – Smell
Most foam pillows and mattresses I review have an odor. It’s just part of the manufacturing process and usually takes several days before that smell goes away.
However, this was simply not the case with Nature’s Sleep gel infused memory foam pillow. There was effectively zero noticeably smell from the moment I opened the package.
I was in such disbelief when I first opened them I pressed my face all the way into the pillow and inhaled…still nothing.
This may seem like a small thing, however, I think it really speaks to the quality of the materials used in the pillow. Lower quality foams and manufacturing methods can result in extremely odorous pillows. The quality and hygienic materials used to build the Nature’s Sleep pillows have effectively eliminated the bad smell.
Con – Height
If you’re a Sleepopolis regular then you probably already know I am a stomach sleeper. As a result, I really love a flat pillow.
Needless to say, the Nature’s Sleep gel infused memory foam pillow is not flat. It’s quite robust in terms of height and density. If you’re a back or side sleeper the height and density shouldn’t be a problem, if anything it’ll help to ensure your spine and neck stay in alignment during the night, providing great support.
However, for most stomach sleepers I would not recommend this pillow. The height just doesn’t work as you won’t be able to keep your spine anywhere close to aligned.
Overall, the Nature’s Sleep gel infused memory foam pillow is a well designed and crafted pillow. The quality is abundantly clear and well communicated through the use of high-quality custom foam core, multiple covers, gel bead infusion, CertiPUR-US certification, and lack of any strong odor.
I would recommend the Nature’s Sleep pillow to you if the following describes you:
- You are a back or side sleeper
- You like a pillow that’s a bit taller and denser
- You don’t require a ton of moldability with your pillow – since it is a solid piece of memory foam it will try to keep it’s shape and support you
- You’re looking for a pillow with maximum cooling